The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 1,825 new suspected cases of cholera.
This brings the country’s current total to 81,413, and a total of 2,791 deaths.
The NCDC disclosed this in its latest epidemiological report, on Friday.
The report says 55 new deaths were reported between September 13 and September 19, while Bauchi, Kano and Jigawa currently account for 51 percent of the total number of infections recorded across the country since January 2021.
It also said Rivers, which is the latest addition to the list, had a backlog of suspected cases which were reflected in the current report.
“28 states and FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These are Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara,” the report s said.
“In the reporting week, 15 states reported 1,825 suspected cases – Zamfara (524), Bauchi (347), Yobe (302), Katsina (282), Borno (139), Adamawa (76), Kano (46), Jigawa (22), Kebbi (22), Gombe (22), Sokoto (13), Kaduna (12), Abia (12), Kwara (5) and Taraba (1).
“There was a 38% decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 37 (1,825) compared with week 36 (2,955). Zamfara (524), Bauchi (347), Yobe (302), Katsina (282) and Borno (139) account for 87.3% of 1,825 suspected cases reported in week 37.”